SIX April 2013

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Benson E.F. WINTER SPORTS IN SWITZERLAND.   George Allen & Co. Ltd. 1913 1st.  pp197.  12 full page cold. illus. 47 photo reproductions. orig. blue cloth gilt. in original and rare cold. pict  illus. un-pc dw Very Good





Ebel J.G. AN ATLAS TO EBEL'S TRAVELLERS GUIDE THROUGH SWITZERLAND; Containing Panoramic Views of the Mountains &c. &c.  Printed for Samuel Leigh.  1818 1st  pp30 3 folding panoramic views of the Alps, one plate of cramp irons. and another Remarkable places in the neighbourhood of Zurich. an index of  in the original binding with paper label, but some worming (dead) and stain which affects upper left of title page and 1st panorama. with The Travelling Map of Switzerland by Capt. Henry Keller [large cold. fold. on linen] covers detached at spine.  Very Good- £300




Farrer R. THE DOLOMITES King Laurin's Garden.  A. & C. Black.  1913 1st.  pp207.  20 cold.  plates painted by E. Harrison Compton. sketch map. orig. cold. dec. cloth gilt. rubbed sp. hinges a bit  weak.  Very Good- £95











   Hamer S.H. THE DOLOMITES.   Methuen & Co. 1910 2nd.  pp305.  16 cold. illus. by Harry Rowntree. orig. gilt dec. cloth. sp. faded.  Very Good- £65









Noel J.B.L. MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION 1924 Cover Postcard to Mr. R.C.W. Belcham, 'Lancedence', 3 Claremont Rd. Teddington, Eng. with Mount Everest Expedition 1924 blue vignette Stamp tied by red 'Rongbuk Glacier Base Camp' postmark Calcutta 24 Oct. 24 Indian one and a half annas stamp slogan postmarked British Empire Exhibition 1924. 1924   printed signature 'Best Wishes -  J.B.L. Noel. Captain. Mt. Everest Expedition' and illus. of Mount Everest. Very Good £120











Ruttledge H. EVEREST 1933.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1934 1st.  pp390.  frontis. 58 plates. 3 text diagrams. 4 maps. orig. black cloth gilt in  un-pc dw Rare in this condition Near Fine £220


Shipton E. MOUNT EVEREST Reconnaissance Expedition 1951. Special Supplement. Price 1/-   The Times. 1951 pp16.  fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, adverts. Rare original newspaper. 1" tear pp13-14 and 1" missing pp 15-16.  Very Good- £75


Albert   Smith Albert THE STORY OF MONT BLANC.   David Bogue.  1853 1st.  pp219.  hand cold. frontispiece 'De Saussure ascending Mont Blanc'. text engravings. finely bound in tan half calf, raised bands and gilt title label.  Near Fine- £495


Tenzing Norgay Sherpa First Day Cover commemorating the Conquest of Everest. 2 'Conquest of Everest' stamps. 29-5-53  Indian Posts & Telegraphs 2nd. Oct. 1953.   two purple 2As. Conquest of Everest stamps. sent to Miss I.M. Behr, 8 Gardiner Avenue, London N.W.2. England  Near Fine £75



Tenzing (Signed) Norkay Sherpa Photo Portrait Post Card of Tenzing bearing Everest postage stamp set used on 1st Day Cover. Post mark Darjeeling 2 X 53  typed on back 'Autographed 1st Day of Issue. T ENZING NORKAY CONQU ERED EVEREST 29.5.'5 3. 1 of 100 Post Cards bearing Tenzings autograph. signed by Tenzing in blue biro across his chest. Very Good- £850









Tilman H.W. SNOW ON THE EQUATOR.   G. Bell & Sons Ltd. 1937 1st.  pp265.  20 photo. plates. 4 maps. text decorations by Bip Pares. orig. red cloth silver title. the most rare and first Tilman book.  Very Good- £125



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2122 Guerard, E. LA POSTE DE SALANCHE A CHAMOUNIX. LES TOURISTES 1853 Goupil et Cie. tinted lithograph on stone (hand coloured).  [image 37.5 x 45] sheet size 53 x 64.5 cms.   £500



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1161 Cust, Arthur [1840-1911] La Meije in Dauphine from la Chatelaire in the Vallon des Étançons 1882 oil on board. signed and dated l.r. 'from an original drawing presented to Fr. Gardiner Esq. on his Marriage by the Artist. the gilt slip inscribed A Cust Meije July 25 & 26 1879' inscribed in ink on verso (artist hand). Cust made the first guideless ascent of the Matterhorn, and west ridge of Mont Collon with Gardiner on 3rd August 1876. 35 x 46 cms. not framed  £3,200



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Elijah Walton. The Matterhorn from the Riffel near Zermatt. The original chromolithograph illustrates the rare folio THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS OF THE ALPS From Water-Colour Drawings. Day and Son. 1867 privately printed subscription edition by J.H. Lowes. Image size 50 x 35.5 cms.


Here published in a limited edition fine art print of 100 copies     £100












John J. MacGregor NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC 22nd September 1853.  Privately Published. 2012 1st. edition in facsimile.   pp4 in 3 columns description + pp2 in 2 columns MacGregor Letter to The Times. Four Views printed in oil colours by George Baxter as fine art prints - with the rare Baxter blind impression stamp in lower margin.  each copy is individually casebound by hand in paper covered boards [19.5 x 26.5 cms.] Printed label on front cover. Limited Edition of 200 copies. The views may also be purchased separately.  New. £200


DuBois, J. ASCENSION AU MONT BLANC. 1840 w/c coloured with bodycolour by hand and of the highest quality  [8.8 x 11.7 cms.]

Appears to be an original gouache by Jean DuBois.


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